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121  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / My 2350 handling problem on: October 26, 2012, 07:09:05 pm
As some of you know, I have been having handling problems with my new 2350 Ford.

Alignment didn't help much and the alignment man said my steering was tight probably caused by tight Ball Joints... a problem Ford knows they have.... Caused poor manufactured ball joints OR manufacture not putting in enuf grease..  He recommended at that time (1000 miles on unit) to put a few thousand more miles on it and then bring it back.  So after 5k miles, I brought it back to him to test drive it. The tight steering and slow return of the wheel was still not right according to him, and I had to agree...  He then suggested to take it back to Ford and see what they can do.

Taking it to Ford, they discovered that the ball Joints were fine.  But the Steering Gear Box was not working properly.  So today I was called by Ford that they ordered the parts for the gear box and am scheduled to had them replaced on Wed of next week. 

Hopefully this will make my 2350 a sports car! 

Denny
122  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Blue Ox got the best of me on: October 26, 2012, 06:53:14 pm
I too had some head scratching when mounting the blue ox on my 2012 2350.  The Driver Side yes is a head scratch-er for sure.  But after removing some precious hair (I cannot afford to loose much), the print did kind of make enough sense to allow me to get it mounted properly.

I can take a pic and post it here if that would help on your rig.

Denny
123  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Rather be camping? on: October 25, 2012, 09:49:58 am
Carol... wonder if there is medication for that?  Smile

Barb and I are gypsy's. (Probably a lot to do with living in Wisconsin's snow and Ice.)

In our younger years did a lot of oversea trips. But since 9-11 kind of got soured on them. 

Now only go oversea when on a Christian Missions Trip.

Do have a "family and friends" with a cruise line that allowed us to recently enjoy some nice cruises a bit cheaper. 

But our passion is camping.  All three of our kids family's now recently took up camping. This summer, God willing, we will be going to Bamif BC with one family and then joining another family in Rapid City SD, and then then moving south to Wyoming and camping with our sons family that live out there in the Snowy Ridge Mountains.

So trying to think of ways to put the garden on "automatic" as we will be gone probably a month.  Smile

And of course, after our Missions trip in Jan 2013, we will be gypsy'ing our way around NM and Ariz for 3 months.  (by end of April even Wi. starts to warm up!)

Denny
124  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Rather be camping? on: October 23, 2012, 05:58:14 pm
I have to also admit, that I got more idea's for my 2350 from Ron and others before I even took delivery. I had mods and changes listed on a piece of paper from this PC group, just waiting for the coach to arrive... So yep, Ron .... retire.... promise you will never look back!  (Just make sure your med insurance is covered ... that's the bigy)

Denny
125  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Rather be camping? on: October 22, 2012, 11:17:47 pm
Ron ... that is going to be  the most satisfying times of your life, as you already know.  The PC just adds too our enjoyment when doing times with our family and friends.   
126  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: slide problems on: October 21, 2012, 07:01:49 pm
 (exactly)I still have a few under the age of puberty, so I better get them up on the ladder...  rolling on the floor
127  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Rather be camping? on: October 21, 2012, 06:58:41 pm
I too took early retirement (age 58) from a large communication company. What made it possible was the health insurance that the company continued to pay till Medacare kicked in, and now supplies a low rate supplement. Without the health care thingy, I would not have retired at the early age. Also... Retirement is NOT over rated. The wife and I are busier now than when retired, and have to sometimes say the word NO to some peoples activities.   As Christians, we do enjoy medical Missions trips to countries bringing the Gospel to many and other volunteer activities.

So after saying all this, our other passion is camping mostly dry camping from 1 feb to 1 may in Ariz/NM.  Summer is spent camping in many short trips throughout the area and to our family camp.
128  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Rather be camping? on: October 19, 2012, 05:12:59 pm
Sorry... but think I added 4 cents worth....  LOL
129  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: So Your Ford Died And Won't Start. First Try This. on: October 17, 2012, 11:35:17 pm
Thanks Ron...  Good reminder and will look for this on my 350, or should I say FEEL for this switch.  tymoteo and blessing also..
130  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Sprinter MPG on: October 16, 2012, 07:19:13 pm
Yes, I do hope that the price of diesel fuel goes down for many reasons such as those with Sprinters and also our commodities at the grocery stores.  Sadly, today our gas is selling at $3.63 and diesel at $4.19.  Quite a difference!
131  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Introduce Yourself! on: October 16, 2012, 07:14:32 pm
Yes, Yes, Yes.... the wait was long, but the fruits were worth it... We went thru the wait earlier this spring/summer, and YES it was worth the wait. I, WE, have not been so satisfied with such a unit as our PC.  Heart Shower

AND the gang over there at PC are right there to help in any issue.....  Now, where can you get service like this now days? 

So YES.. you girls made the right choice indeed. Enjoy!
132  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: The new Xantrex Pro Inverter - how does it work? on: October 08, 2012, 04:30:22 pm
I'll try.... I'll try and answer your questions since I am in electronics..

First of all, the inverter is connected only to some of the AC receptacles in your coach... not all of them (at least this is the way my 2012 2350 is wired.

The inverter can be turned ON or OFF using the push button switch behind the drivers seat.

When on shore AC power, the inverter is not being used and can be shut OFF.

When not on shore AC power, with the inverter turned on, it will provide you with about 1800 watts of power... That is enuf to run a toaster OR, (not AND) coffee maker.

 (Remember 1800 watts is a lot of power drain from your house batteries with these types of appliances. So if dry camping, keep that in mind. If your just going to drive the motor home again once your coffee is brewed and toast toasted, then not to be concerned about battery drain.)

Hope this helps...
133  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: New Cabinet behind driver's seat in our 2910 on: October 06, 2012, 05:52:39 pm
great job and looks very much PC!  (Now maybe I have a new winter wood project?  this is if I am home long enough and not bumming in our PC!)
134  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: America the Beautiful Senior Pass on: October 05, 2012, 07:00:16 pm
Ha ha Ron... you will get there soon enuf!!!  But this Pass is really great for us as we do mostly dry camping at NF campgrounds... They are great if this is your style of camping. (won't go into detail because I believe most know what I am saying).
135  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: New member/owner on: September 24, 2012, 08:20:49 am
So far with my 2012 2350, I have added the Blue Ox Trax Bar, Bilstein Shocks (Front only) and of course a "front end alignment".

I was told by the alignment place that my "ball joints" is my biggest handling problem.  Being a new vehicle, he said they are very tight, and causing "oversteering".  He was correct, as when I got a few thousand miles on it, they did loosen up somewhat, (especially coming home once on the Minnesota rough I90). But I feel they are still not normal as the steering still appears abnormally tight. So will just put more miles on it and see it that improves. 

I like the Bilstein shocks so well on the front, that I am going to get a set now for the rear. They seem to improve the ride and reduce the swaying...

As far as the anti-sway bar goes.... I don't think it is worth the money for third party replacement. Took a micrometer on my stock ones and compared that to the rather expensive third party ones, and wasn't much difference in diameter...  Remember Ford now puts these bars on the later year vehicles... Was not true earlier. I think good shocks such as the Bilstein are more effective. Read the testimonials on them.
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